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The Public Theater does offer production effects advisories whenever possible and specifically when these effects may negatively affect or harm patrons with disabilities. If you have specific questions about production effects for a production you are attending, please email us at for assistance, and we will be happy to answer all of your questions. Joe's Pub does its best to share this information before its events and apologizes in advance for any missed communication regarding production effects. These warnings may include, but are not limited to:

  • Strobing lights
  • Flashes of light
  • Smoke
  • Fog
  • Haze
  • Smoking of any kind
  • Loud sounds or music
  • Extended periods of loud sounds or music
  • Smells or scents introduced into the audience area
  • Gunshots


The Public Theater and Joe's Pub do our best to honor our artists' intent regarding their work. It remains true that our community's heartbeat is shared moments of creating or experiencing theater and live events together. While it is impossible to account for all potential content triggers, including smells or sounds that recall a past trauma, we list production-specific content advisories on each production web page whenever possible. You can view advisories by clicking a link that redirects you to a new page; the link will read:

Content Advisories for This Production
The Public and Joe's Pub consider the content advisories below the most common, though sensitivities vary from person to person; if you have further questions regarding a production's content, please email us
  • Sexual Assault
  • Abuse
  • Child abuse/pedophilia/incest
  • Animal cruelty or animal death
  • Self-harm and suicide
  • Eating disorders, body hatred, and fatphobia
  • Violence
  • Pornographic content
  • Kidnapping and abduction
  • Death or dying
  • Pregnancy/Childbirth
  • Miscarriages/Abortion
  • Blood
  • Mental illness and ableism
  • Racism and racial slurs
  • Sexism and misogyny
  • Classism
  • Hateful language directed at religious groups (e.g., Islamophobia, antisemitism)
  • Transphobia and trans misogyny
  • Homophobia and heterosexism

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